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Milwaukee Brewers Starter Matt Garza Out to Silence Chicago Cubs Bats in MLB Contest

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Chicago Cubs dueling the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday at Miller Park.

For the Milwaukee Brewers, Matt Garza gets the ball, charged with keeping the Chicago Cubs hitters off the base paths. He'll face Kyle Hendricks, 4-5 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Milwaukee Brewers were listed as 105 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.9-3.4 victory for the Brewers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

44-60 Milwaukee battles the Cubs, currently with a 55-47 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Chicago injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Milwaukee Brewers at No. 10 and the Chicago Cubs at No. 22 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Milwaukee has baseball's No. 20-rated offensive output, at 8.44 hits per game. The Chicago Cubs average 8.05 hits per game, good for No. 28 on the list.

Milwaukee owns the No. 24 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 9-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating Taylor Jungmann and the Brewers 4-1 on Friday at Miller Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games when playing Milwaukee
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
  • Milwaukee is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Milwaukee, Sunday, August 2nd